Wednesday, 3 August 2016

You did it!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by popping the In the Net Mask onto a piece of Coconut White Card and spreading CS Polar White Texture Paste through it. Leaving the mask in place, I sprinkled Aqua Lagoon and Silver Dream CS Pixie Powders over. I removed the mask, washed it and put my background aside to dry (2 - 3 hours).

Meanwhile, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Couture Creations Large Circles Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Turquoise Pool CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

Once my background was dry, I cut it down into 3 panels and inked around the edge of each panel with Turquoise Pool Colour Cloud. I mounted each panel onto Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment and the frame from the Justrite Congrats Card Basics Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Dies. I spritzed a piece of Coconut White Card with water and tapped some Aqua Lagoon and Silver Dream Pixie Powders over. Once dry, I cut the next sized oval die from the Card Front Basics Set as a mat. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Justrite Vintage Labels Eleven Dies.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Craft Consortium White Satin Ribbon. The flower covering my knot, I made ages ago by pouring some CS Phill Martin Decadent Teal into the smallest rose in a Roses Mould. It took a long time to dry but I just wanted to see if it would work - it did but I probably wouldn't do it again, I would use Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel instead. But, It has found a home on this project.

I made a couple of stick pins with Deep Blue Teardrop Beads, White Pearl Topped Pins, White Pearl Beads and Snowflake Spacers. Remember to use Glossy Accents when you make stick pins - CS Glue will rust the pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, stunning card today, love it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  3. Beautiful card Julia and just love those colours Marion S x

  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and the flower is gorgeous Iove the colour of it.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Really like this card Julia, especially the colours!
    Maggie B xx

  6. Hi Julia
    Wow. That is beautiful. Love the colours!
    Anne M xxx

  7. Morning Julia.
    A good for all occasions card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun. Kitty.

  8. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card, lovely colours, great for any occasion.
    B xx

  9. A wonderful background that I really must try xx

  10. Ooh-I love this card. The background is brilliant.


  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Good morning Julia,
    Thank you for another beautiful card, colours blend very well. Pretty flower, all in all great.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  13. Morning Julia, A very lovely card, I'm loving your stick pins, and thank you for the tip about the CS glue.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely the panel cards you make and this is no exception.

  15. Beautiful,Julia

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. What a lovely effect - love the rose !!
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  17. Good Morning Julia, fabulous card Im going to adapt it to create male birthday cards, its looks just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. Lovely card julia x the background is great and a beautiful rose , it was worth the drying time x
    Theresa w x

  19. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, fabulous colours....stunning.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  20. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like the panels and the mats. Your rose is pretty and we all only find these things out by trying it out or someone else trying it out. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Lovely card, gorgeous colours.


  22. Great stencil and a great technique.

  23. Hi Julia

    The colours are so vibrant plus a great card too!

    June x

  24. Love today's card julia the colours. Are brill a real beauty thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  25. Beautiful card Julia! I love it. Thank you for sharing your skill and ideas!
    Love Myra x

  26. You're really very good at using a variety of your masks.... with great results. Loving the rose.

    Susan x

  27. Julia this is such a beautiful card, i love that background and those gorgeous colours.
    absolutely love this.

  28. Hello Julia, another lovely card, the blues are fast becoming my favourite colours. Your flower is amazing. Bx

  29. Hi Julia. Love your vibrant card today. The stick pins and flower are lovely. X

  30. Gorgeous card Julia, your backgrounds are always so gorgeous X X X

  31. This is lovely Julia.


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